When’s the last time you studied the birds and flowers? Have you noticed how birds don’t have a care in the world? Aren’t the flowers beautiful?
Today, I’d like you to spend some time meditating on Matthew 6. Would it be okay if we read it together? I’d like you to see it through My eyes. And, I want to remind you that you worrying is a complete waste of energy and time. It steals your focus from where it’s supposed to be – enjoying Me right now!
Just for grins, rather than reading Matthew 6 how it’s written, let’s put it in 1st person. I want you to realize that the Holy Spirit wrote this just for you.
Let’s begin in verse 30 from the Message Translation…“If I give such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think I’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do My best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to My giving. People who don’t know Me and the way I work fuss over these things, but you know Me and how I work. Steep your life in My-reality, My-initiative, My-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met. Give your entire attention to what I’m doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. I will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
In case you haven’t noticed, you were not designed for worry and toil. You were designed to live like a child – carefree, full of impossible dreams, and excited for the adventures of the day.
But, what about these bills? What about these relational issues? What about my kids? What about this next election? What about this? What about that? What about all these problems!?!
Child, the things that you perceive as problems, are really opportunities.
Problems give you the opportunity to trust Me. They give you the opportunity to confront fear and unbelief. But most importantly, problems give Me an opportunity to prove to you that I am a good Daddy. It’s all in how you look at it.
Will you trust Me? Will you believe My word?
Instead of worrying, try focusing on these truths instead – There’s a promise for every problem. There’s a miracle for every impossibility. There’s always a way of escape. There’s a victory in every battle.I ALWAYS CAUSE YOU TO TRIUMPH!
The problem isn’t really the problem. The only real problem on the planet is that people don’t trust in Me!
Problems simply reveal the heart. Worry, is a symptom of unbelief. Doubt is symptom of distrust. So, whenever you feel afraid or find yourself worrying about something. Take a time out and run to Me!
Ask Me for help, My child. I am your Dad!
Ask, Dad, what’s your promise in this situation? What’s the miracle that you want me to receive? Where’s the way of escape? What’s your battle plan? Find a quiet place where we can be alone.
Turn on some worship music and worship until your focus shifts away from the problem onto Me.
Close your eyes and see us sitting in My comfy chair together. Listen for Holy Spirit. He loves to comfort you and remind you of the truth. Intimacy with Me is where you’ll find the answer to every problem, child. Trusting Me is the only thing you need.
I am your Father. I will take care of you. I am completely trustworthy.